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the president of the united states is on the ground in afghanistan. of course, we are in afghanistan because the attacks of 9/11 and now we know that president obama is meeting with afghanistan's president karzai, an unannounced and secret visit until this moment. some describe the relationship between our president and president karzai as "complicated." which could be the unstatement of the day. casey in point: a u.s. government released yesterday. new details of the level of corruption in afghanistan. and the unthinkable waste of billions upon billions of american tax dollars. officials in afghanistan are stealing american money according to the report. the afghan attorney general's office avoids prosecuting high profile corruption cases among other things. that's the situation as the president is on the ground if afghanistan our chief white house correspondent is at the white house. did you get any idea of this? and what do we expect to accomplish? >>reporter: the president's schedule was wide open all day leaving the possibility that he could have been going s
ended in 2009 but most did not feel it but people in all three states feel the united states should get out of afghanistan by a 2-1 margin. but most approve of the job that obama is doing there. a gender gap is on display. it is too close to call in florida where the president is down but it is 13 points in ohio. and he has a 17-point edge among women in pennsylvania. >>reporter: thank you on the perfect strange day in washington, dc. another former aide to john edwards on the witness stand today. he said he overher the foam presidential candidate asking his mistress whether her baby bump was showing. the foam aide here in the blue tie and glasses said in 26 fix he saw the mistress get off the elevator on the same floor as john edwards and the foam aide says the mistress told him she and john edwards were madly if love. and the next day the aide says john edwards called him to deny he was having an affair and told him rielle hunter was crazy. not long after that run in the aide said campaign staffers had to stay in a different hotel floor from the presidential candidate, but one day in
arrest and got to the united states embassy, and he asked for release and guarantee of safe treatment but chen guangcheng said china threatened his family if he did not leave the embassy and the united states urged him to make a decision quickly and no he fears for his family's safety and want as asylum in america. he may get his wish with a visa to study not united states, what does this tell us about modern china and about obama's china policy? dramatic escape. he climbed over walls to escape house arrest, injured himself, is driven by heroic colleagues in the human rights community, 300 miles to beijing and stays in safe houses before they say he has to go to the embassy for safety. what does this episode toll us about china? >> during the cold war getting into the embassy gate would have been the happy ending but, now, it does not work out that way. what it tells us about china is contrary to the school of thought here is a country that is increasingly confident that it will be the second great power of the 21st century they are terrified of blind legal activistses living under ho
guangcheng who the government now says can apply for a travel permit to go to the united states to study. before secretary of state, hillary clinton worked out this deal with the beijing government, mitt romney weighed in. here is what he said about the chen case. >> this is a dark day for freedom. and a day of shame for the obama administration. did governor romney overreact in the middle of the diplomatic crisis? >>guest: no, i don't think so. this crisis is a reminder of what we are dealing with in china. we hope there are reformers in the government pushing for a more open system but we know we are dealing with people that are paranoid and control freaks. and totalitarian system. they control everything from the words you can search on the internet to who visits this gentleman when he was in jail, i'm sorry, in the hospital. these are things that we are dealing with. second, there is a propensity thing has of unwillingness to force any assert america's values. tragically we saw that in 2009 during the green revolution in iran and we see that here now, in china, where somehow this adm
is died defending the united states in the first memorial day since the end the iraq war. the president laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery before saying all men and women who have fought and sacrificed their lives for the united states have the very same connection. listen. >> while their stories could be separated by hundreds of years and thousands of miles, they rest here. together. side-by-side. row by row. each of them loved this country. and everything it stands for. more than life itself. >>trace: the president vowed to take care of the troop whose make him heavy long after their service is over and moments ago the president held a ceremony at vietnam memorial as we showed you to mark the start of a 13 year project to honor the 50-year anniversary of the vietnam war. and now to ed live at the white house. ed the ceremony at wall was a long time coming for many vietnam veterans. >> it was. and that's because of the fact that when many of the vietnam veterans came home those fortunate enough to come home because over 58,000 who died during that conflict, many of therm were
of the united states refused to speak up on behalf of the demonstrators in the streets in tehran, and it has gone from one episode to another. we have over a year and now talking about possibly vetting some people. look, nearly 10,000 people have died this is a brutal regime of incredible proportions, and, by the way, if as sad fails in it would be the greatest blow to iran in the last 25 years because it would cut off the hezbollah, syria's most important client state, et cetera. but, look, horrible things are happening in syria and this administration has a feckless foreign policy which abandons american leadership. i know because i visit with these people, they are ready to help these people. they are already helping them some but it cries out for american leadership, and american leadership is not there. >>chris: there is a story on the front page of "new york times" that president obama is considering trying to get assad out diplomatically with the help of the russians. how likely is that? >>guest: again, he are here a year later, 10,000 killed and the main supplier of arms to assad, we
? >>reporter: she has heard nothing. she says no united states officials, no one from the secret service has contacted her for her side of the story. >> she has not had any contact with any person from the american government, any agency, or anything. she said that if they wanted it track her they could do it easily] and they have not. >> thank you is raising eyebrows on capitol hill. new york republican congressman peter king, the chair of the house homeland security security committee says secret service said it could not find two of the women involved not scandal, including this woman. the congressman king said "i have3juuuyked she does not see anything weird that could remit this man to president obama or any information on that. she said the agents begged her not to call the police but she told them they didn't care about her situation, not getting paid, why should she care about theirs. she said they never wanted this to be public and it has "damaged her life." traits? >>trace: it will continue, and now, live from washington. thank you. there is word the united states and china may hav
be wiped out freeing the united states to focus on targeted strikes in places like yemen. >> it is a long war with requiring of a long-term commitment which is what the president signaled. >> as corruption continues inside karzai's government, and americans shell out $289 million a day there, the public is weary. the latest fox poll shows that 78 percent of registered voters approve of withdrawing u.s. troops. >> that's why republicans are urging the president to speak up about the war more, shore up support, and prepare the american people for tough difficulties ahead before last night, the president had not given a major speech on afghanistan in nearly a year. >>bret: thank you, ed, from the north lawn. stocks were mixed. the dow jones industrial average lost 11 and the s&p 500 lost 3 1/2. unemployment in the euro zone is now higher than it has ever been since the creation of the currency. spain is leading the way with a quarter of the workers not working. and now we have that story from madrid. >>greg: the prime minister came to power last december, ran under a slogan "employment is th
, across 100 plus united states cities. >>guest: they were expecting thousands to show up and only 200 people showed up, and they were hoping to revitalize the movement but there just wasn't that energy there and it seems the people who are left in the movement are the extreme radicals. >>neil: you talked to them? >>guest: yes. >>neil: this is from today? >> corporations are buying the lobbyists, and they are drawning out the voices of ordinary americans. >> we are picketing bank of america. we want them broken up because they are too big. if you are too big to fail you are too big to be a corporation. all from stories i have heard, honest stories, bank of america kick people out open street, closing up parents' house and general corruption and i learned what they are doings trying to destroy a mountain. >> why did they foreclosure the homes? >> because the people in the homes owe the bank money. >> what economic system would you rather have if place rather than capitalism? i have to say communism where you get free food, where you get free medical services, and that's provided by the
this comports with the constitution and united states and international law. white house spokesman charge any got a lot of questions about this at the briefing but insisted this is fully consistent with united states law. >> we were at all times going to act in a manner both lawful and consistent with our values. and he has done that in both cases, very serious about protecting the united states and the citizens. >> now carney referred to a speech given by the president's counterterrorism advisor last month here in washington, dc, and he said the program is consistent with international law because the united states right now is at war with al qaeda so we have wide latitude to launch the drone strikes at yemen or pakistan. what is interesting about that, same justification used by the bush administration. for some of their acts. >>trace: and did the president have a different view of executive power during the 2008 campaign. >>reporter: he ripped into the bush administration saying they had too muscular approach to executive power and now there are questions whether that is the case after "ne
. >> the american empire is in decline and, yes, the united states remains the most powerful weaponized military system the earth has ever known. that is treacherous combination. no politician will say that the empire is declining and that the game is over. it's over. now what? >> someone from romney and someone from obama's past. >> he really thinks it is over. he you have to ask yourself why. the guy that wrote the book what he is saying, what he is saying let's the first of all remember nobody has any money, nobody is buying anything, nobody is going out and getting things in terms of expensive clothing. to me the most important thing for romney to do is not take the bait and talk about economic mobility. that is what people in america want. i realize i was born in wealth but if i worked really hard i could get there but i'm not going to get a job if they don't have any money. doesn't it look poorly on president obama with bill ayers? >> this is like a football game. on one side you 6 capitalism. on the other side you have socialism. the problem is barack obama is the referee. any time you go
's stake could make him worth $25 billion. the united states border patrol is unveiling a new national strategy. it makes no minutes of the bush administration's border fence. that is out. they are not coming over here now. the number coming from mexico and going to mexico is the same. why not break out the drones? drone them. the united states border patrol has the ability to deploy a drone anywhere in a matter of hours. and the prime suspect in the disappearance of the american teenager, natalee holloway may face trial in the united states. new details. [ donovan ] i hit a wall. and i thought "i can't do this, it's just too hard." then there was a moment. when i decided to find a way to keep going. go for olympic gold and go to college too. [ male announcer ] every day we help students earn their bachelor's or master's degree for tomorrow's careers. this is your moment. let nothing stand in your way. devry university, proud to support the education of our u.s. olympic team. ♪ wer surge, let it blow your mind. [ male announcer ] for fruits, veggies and natural green tea energy... ne
canada to the united states, this must get permission from the president of the united states and there has to be an environmental impact statement to make sure it wouldn't have an adverse impact on the environment. everybody's in favor of that. republicans, democrats. no one want wants to hurt the environment. so in the great wisdom, i say very sarcastically of our government, the state department has sent it to transcanada, the environmental impact statement. they hire a company that they routinely do business that has every reason to curry favor and be light on the environmental impact statement so the proposal goes forward. it's sending the fox to guard the chicken coop. none of that was revealed second quarter when it came back, plane people were suspicious of it. to me, it's like, who is the -- who is the fool who thought that was a good idea to get an environmental impact statement from a company with a business relationship with the one who is want to build it? >> well, greta, you know, everyone wants energy to be as clean as it can be made, as fast as it can be made i
to the united states to study. before, secretary of state clinton worked out this apparent deal with the beijing government mitt romney weighed in and here is what he had to say about the cheng case and what at that point seemed to be the fact that he had been turned over to the chinese without any protections. >> this is a dark day for freedom and it is a day of seam for the obama administration. >> question, did governor romney overrehe act in the middle of a diplomatic crisis? >> i don't think so. first of all, i think it crisis is a reminder of what we are dealing with in china and we hope there are reformers in that government pushing for a more open system. what we though we are dealing with now are people that are paranoid and control freaks in a totaltarrian system. they control everything from the words you have search for on the internet and who gets to visit this gentleman when was in the hospital. secondly there is the prospencity that the administration seems to have of an unwillingness to forcefully assert america's values. we saw that tragically in 2009 in the green revolution in
not be a crisis to the treasury secretary of the united states but it is to a rising senator in the united states, governor romney already hitting hard on the issue in florida to a second day and new to one of his potential running mates weighing in on it today. florida republican senator rubio addressing the issue a short time ago with me in this exclusive chat. >> there was a crisis that the guy doesn't think there is one. the president's budget who he worked for what voting down 99-0. not even the democrats would vote if the democrats' budget and the senate democrats have not offered a budget in 3 1/2 years. do people understand what i have just explained? the democrats in washington that control the senate have not offered a budget in 3 1/2 years, almost four years now. this government spends close to $10 trillion since the budget basketball last passed. so, for those that do not like the ryan budget, where is that budget? where is harry reid's budget and the democrats in the senate budget? i understand that at the end of the day to get a budget both sides have to give-and-take but how can yo
:00 with the new sound effect a security situation onboard a us airways flight bound to the united states. why we are still talking about this, is beyond me. new video of the plane. sources saying according to reports a passenger said she had a bomb implanted in her body. well, that would explain it. this is weeks after experts voiced weapons terrorists could hide bombs it their bodies. the flight left paris this morning on the way to north carolina, charlotte, and defense officials say two fighter jets scrambled to escort the boeing 767 after being diverted to maine. here is the sound from the control tower. >> we need an emergency aircraft. >>shepard: i didn't understand, either. sources say the passenger never pose add threat of any kind but the concern began when she pass add note to a flight attendant. rick is in new york. what is this note? rick: it has something to do about a bomb being imlaboratoried if her body and she appeared nervous and jittery and according to peter king, chairman of the house homeland security security committee she is a french citizen, from cameroon, who had no che
agreement. the agreement lays out how the united states will be involved in afghanistan after u.s. troops leave the country in 2014. >> i've come to afghanistan to mark a short moment for our two nations. to do so on afghan soil. i'm here to affirm the bonds between our countries, to thank american and afghans who have sacrificed so much over these last ten years and to look forward to a future of peace and security and greater prosperity for our nations. >> we can expect to hear more about in his president's address coming up shortly. he addressed u.s. forces at the air babes and waded in the crowd for hand shakes, thanked them for all the sacrifices they have made. he said he could not be more proud to be their chief. ed, we're getting dribbles from the white house what the president will say tonight. >> we got a preview from the president himself as soon as me landed in afghanistan, basically he made some quick remarks we're saying that we did not choose this war. it came to us on 9/11. he also said the battle is not over but this is the beginning of the end basically of america's long
did. >> you think he failed. it sounds like. >> he has more jobs in china than united states. >> i don't think we made a mistake. when you create jobs overseas than you do here. >> talking about context. >> up next. did president obama say details about his love life. his memoir dreams. some of his ex-girlfriends are coming out of the woodwork. it's my turn to answer questions on facebook. send any questions that you have for me. we're going to take five great ones right after the show. i will post the answers about 6:30 eastern. keep an eye out for them. ♪ ♪ ♪f! ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> welcome back. according to politico. in barack obama auto biography he talks about his often new york girlfriend. she is a blend of characters. instead of old fresh fruit, it's an old flame. obama admitted as much in the book's first edition. this is like the obama eats dog story, a fact you would have known had you read his book. that there is real scoop. nobody read his book. the only person that read the book was bill ayers because that was admiring his work -- joke. that goes back to the vetting of ca
election candidate and a great addition to the united states senate. >> caller: she is running against a war hero, bob kerry, who is very popular. so this will be fascinating. >> it is interesting, the polls shower, even as not well known as she was, beating kerry handily, in large part because he has spent the better part of a decade, living in new york city, contemplating a run for mayor in new york city. that's not a good way to get favor in nebraska. >> greta: coming up, vice-president joe biden gets very loud. what got him so riled up? you have to hear the fiery speech. next. obamacare or no care? some college students are going to end up with no insurance. and the university president says the president's health care law is to blame. preliminary rivals or frenemmies. chris christie is teaming up with a democratic mayor. what is the duo up to? you have to see it to believe it. you do not want to miss this. what makes sam adams boston lager great is as simple as abc. a, the appearance. amber. [ jim ] b, balance. sam adams has malt sweetness, hoppy bitterness. [ jim ] c, complexity.
to mark a year since the killing of usama bin laden by blowing up a jet headed to the united states. the device, a new and improved underwear bomb. that's according to sources at the white house and on capitol hill. now, remember an underwear bomb failed to blow up a plane headed for detroit three years ago on christmas day. al qaeda in yemen came one a better detective ton nation system. al qaeda reports it has that new bomb and that experts are now analyzing it but they are warning of another intelligence stream. they say they there may be more of these bombs and more of these bombers out there right now. more on that in a moment. officials say the device they recovered does not contain any metal at all. so it could have gotten through our airport metal detector system. no word on whether those new body scanners would have caught it the secretary of defense put it this way: >> what this incident makes clear is that this continue to remain vigilant against those it would seek to attack this country. and we will do everything necessary to keep america safe. >> there is more. just la
. the united states signaled it would continue down the diplomatic path to end the bloodshed in syria. but right now the violence is expected to continue. bill: . there is a warning if diplomacy fails the wider region could be drawn into a bigger war. >> reporter: in israel there is a concern about what might happen next. susan rice was talking to the united nations saying if the larger diplomatic push fails, the wider region could be pulled into the conflict. the iranian government says if the united states or other countries intervene militarily in syria, israel will be attacked. there is a concern about israel and iran in terms of the nuclear issue. there is a lot of concern in the middle east about what happens next. right now it is a diplomatic push by the united states and the diplomatic community and the u.n. this seems to be the on real option anybody is considering. right now military intervention is off the table for most of the international community, bill. martha: with that violence escalating by the day, we are getting more images of the civilians being massacred inside
and the united states and five other world powers over the nuclear program. previous talks have gone nowhere but yesterday the united nations chief said he expect as deal with iran to restart the nuclear inspections. and, today in baghdad, where they are holding the meetings, officials suggested a breakthrough is possible. the united states wants iran to stop enriching uranium, a process that is key to making atomic weapons. of course iran claims the nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. and now, the news from baghdad. steve? >>reporter: the talks began at noon local time here in baghdad and they are still going on after the 10:00 p.m. hour. a fight over the future of iran's nuclear program. and, really, the fight at the moment being waged between diplomats. on one side you have diplomats from the six major powers: the united states, u.k., france, germany, china and russia. they are focused on a few goals including stopping the production of enriched morning -- uranium and the concentration because if it is too high it can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. and iran on the other s
, the economy is moving and the united states is benefiting from problems in europe and china because we are seeing some monies flow back in the united states. that is all good, too, and the united states could be the prettiest horse in the glue factory but it is still a very sluggish economy and moving at a below par rate. consumers are the key. 70's percent of our economy they are. and if we did not see more savings where they have room to spend or we do not see incomes improving, they are just going to be tapped out that is a real no one. >> what about a catalyst for a shot in the arm for the economy, everyone is talking about the fiscal cliff that the bush tax cuts have to be extended. if congress can pull this off, will that alone give us a psychological lift and we will feel more comfortable spending money, taking longer trips and driving further? what do you think of that idea? >>guest: well, i am glad you brought that up because the federal reserve talks about when they keep the interest rates low they are trying to create wealth effect to get the stock market up, and people feel
. but the big issue is that european debt crisis, that is dragging down the united states economy and they are bracing for what happens next in greece, spain, places where the president has very little control right now, could have a major impact not just on our economy but at the election in november. >>trace: ed, thank you. early today, rebound called the former governor romney to congratulate him on clinching the g.o.p. nomination last night. the president said he looked forward to and i quote, "an important and healthy debate over the next few months." but don't expect them to stay friendly. campaign carl cameron is live for us in washington, dc, with more. >>carl: you do not want to expect a lot of civility between the rivals for the most powerful office in the whole world. president obama did actually give governor romney a congratulations call for locking up the nomination and a spokesman said "president obama said he looks forward to an important debate eight -- about america's future." it took planned parenthood less than a day to endorse president obama and launch a $1.4
if anything should the united states be doing about this? conor powell is tracking the syrian story from just over the story in israel today. conor? >> reporter: megyn, finding the solution to end that bloodshed in syria seems to be fading with every passing day now. the international community is picking up diplomatic pressure on syria. the united states, great britain and other countries expelled syrian diplomats but that diplomatic pressure hasn't really changed the violence on the ground. it continues every single day. as you pointed out 13 people were found dead in eastern syria today by u.n. observers. they said their hands were bound and they were shot at close range. the city of homs has been just pounded in the last 24, 36 hours or so with a barrage of artillery and rockets coming from syrian forces. we don't know how many people have been killed in homs in the past day or so but it has the potential to be substantial. now that diplomatic pressure though doesn't seem to have much of an impact. today russia and china have given a boost to syria. both those countries said they will not
the united states find itself embroiled in vietnam fighting a war that would last more than a decade? cost more than 58,000 american lives and sear our national soul. tonight, flash point vietnam. the road to war. that is next on on war stories. >> they were talking about this thing ending soon. >> i would say we have a commitment to the vietnamese for freedom. >> we were asked to do it. >> peace is a journey of a thousand miles. >> i'd only been out of the state of west virginia a couple times when i joined the marine corps. >> in 1960, earn any wallace was a 16-year-old. >> on graduation there were two things to do around our area that was work in the coal mines or construction. i was not very much for work. i wanted to see the world. >> i always wanted to be the marine. >> ed joined the marines on the eve of the war in vietnam. >> i went in the marine corps in december of 1959, went through boot camp in '60. >> three years after he arrived in boot camp, ed martin from ohio tried to join the army. >> the army recruiter wasn't there and then we went over to the marines and marine recruite
a letter, about the obama administration is allowing children who are not citizens of the united states to come across the border into your state unlawfully? >> about 80% of all of these unaccompanied minors are coming in across texas border. you go back and illegal immigration has been an issue for many years here. compounded by the drug cartels realizing that the mexican u.s. border they could operate without impunity. they have operational control on some sides of the border. we have 23 citizens in mexico most likely, i don't know if they have been identified yet, cartel battle going on there. you have the illegal immigration issue and compound it with the drug cartels. then a new phenomenon we are seeing now. this is within the last six months or so. we've seen 5200 unaccompanied young people, we're talking to 8 to 9-year-olds that are coming from south america and we don't know all the details yet about how mexico is dealing with this. they are coming to the texas border and crossing the border. and taking them into refugee resettlement, vast majority we had 1400 of them in just in
not have a deal. so the side lines, the president is working through the issues to show the united states will still have a presence in the region after combat troops are out in 2014. >> i am confident because of the leadership represented here as well as the leadership of our outstanding armed forces, that we can advance that goal. today. and responsibly bring the war to an end. >>reporter: and this citizens to the american people in appear election year we have seen the public polls suggesting that a clear majority of americans want to see the long war over, but another thing coming out of the nato summit the president is putting more details out about the fact that after combat troops are out at the end of 2014 the united states will have a presence in afghanistan for another decade into 2024 and that will cost billions. >>shepard: and speaking of billions, the matter of the euro zone financial crisis is not a type priority but all the leaders are having a hard time. >>reporter: they are. this is a security summit. so, the focus is more on issues such as afghanistan and iran but over t
." senator schumer says, he doesn't buy that. >> he wants to de-friend the united states of america just to avoid paying taxes. we are not going to let him get away with it. the senators want to ban entrepreneurs like the facebook co-founder from getting back into the united states if they tried doing the country if the tax breaks and lawmakers are proposing a new bill to make it happen. 9 chief fox correspondent jonathan hunt is in the studio on the lead story, so, what would this bill go, exactly? >>jonathan: it is called the, patriot act. what were you saying? this is hardly exciting after that drama. but it is calmed the ex-patriot act and under the rules if the i.r.s. decided this facebook co-founder or indeed anyone like him is renouncing their citizenship for tax purposes, then in future they have to pay 30 percent capital gains tax on any investments they have not united states. that person would also be bound from ever coming back into the united states. the united states even for business purposes or a visit to disneyland and senator schumer made this very personal at press con
. >> heather: after seven years of imprisonment blind activist chen guangcheng is now in the united states. this is brand-new video. he struck a deal with the chinese government to leave his homeland and study law at new york university. his fight for freedom sparking a diplomatic firestorm between china and the u.s. david lee miller more on this. >> it is a beautiful day in new york city especially beautiful for mr. chen, weather is perfect and he was out enjoying it. he was also enjoying something he hasn't seen a great deal of, his freedom. he came down from his apartment part of the housing for students and faculty at the campus. he spent some time in a private playground on the campus. he was using a wheelchair. he injured his right leg but for the most part he seemed to be in good spirits. he stayed 30 yards away from reporters, we were told that she not going to speak to the media and as much as possible he wanted his privacy. we were told not to take pictures of had his children. we arrived yesterday with his wife and two kids in a 13-hour flight from china. he landed at newark air
. >> gregg: broken borders, may help stop illegal aliens returning to the united states. >> heather: jaw dropping video of an unprovoked attack on an elderly woman by a pit bulls. they are inherently dangerous animals and the ruling could impact owners of every breed of dog. >> gregg: fox news alert. the numbers are in. voters in france electing their first socialist president in two decades, francoise hollande. minutes after the polls closed. nicolas sarkozy admitted defeat. greg palkot is following it from paris with the latest. >> reporter: gregg, it was tight according to projections, only about 51% to 49% but socialist candidate francoise hollande did it beating nicolas sarkozy. we in the crowd at the very moment in front of socialist headquarters when the projections announced. take a look at what we heard and what we saw. >> it's an incredible town here. we are here on the left bank of paris after years in the political wasteland, supporters of the socialist party of francoise hollande, word has come out through the survey and polls that their man has one. listen to the crowd now.
. >> 10 years ago, the united states and our allies went to war to make sure that al qaeda could never again use this country to launch attacks against us. despite initial success, for a number of reasons, this war has taken longer than most anticipated. in 20 02, osama bin laden and his lieutenants established safe haven across the bordener pakistan. america spent nearly 8 years fighting a different war in iraq. and al al qaeda's extremist alls have waged a brutal insurgency. but over the last 3 years, the tide has turned. we broke the taliban's momentum. we built strong afghan security forces. we devastated al qaeda's leadership, taking out over 20 of their top 30 leaders. one year ago, from a base here in afghanistan, our troops launched the operation that killed osama bin laden. >> sean: here with reaction to the surprise presidential trip, a former bush adviser, karl rove. welcome back, sir. >> thank you, sean. thanks for having me. >> sean: i don't have a problem with the president going to afghanistan. i don't want to talk about his -- his trip in terms of politics. but his ad a
president. >> you comfortable with same-sex marriage? >> look, i am vice president of the united states of america. the president sets the policy. i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, heterosexual men and women marrying, are entitled to the same rights, all the sifts -- civil rights and liberties. >>shepard: analysts suggest the vice president put his foot in mouth and strayed from the white house official position. that was sunday. a day later, monday. the secretary of education endorsed same-sex marriage. the next day, yesterday, a poll was released showing a majority of americans now support gay marriage. 48 percent don't. last night in north carolina republicans turned out in full force to vote for the state's ban on gay marriage. that ban was expected to pass but it passed with a whopping 61 percent of the vote. democrats were pressing president obama to do what in other president has done before. and that is backing gay marriage. now context. tonight, the president is at an event on the west coast with a lot of gay marriage underto
will be doing tomorrow. >>> that is why i'm running again for president of united states! >> sean: joining me now is reaction of the author of a brand-new book, "called" screwed author dick morris. >> sean: it's not about the campaign in many ways it is. i thought robert deniro had a pretty good line i think he is going to do better the next four years. let's look at these pictures. compare this empty, look at this. floor is empty, as well. let me compare that to 2010. you soo can see on the left side of the screen, the place is packed. look at that. is that not a big indicator in and of itself. >> it's been a huge change in the last four weeks in president obama's image. he was always in trouble now, its disaster. the reason it is a disaster he has lost the one thing that was holding him up, personal popularity. i just did a poll in michigan of 500 likely voters. normally you pass polls in other states. his personal favorability was 01-15 points above but now it's even. people have stopped liking him. the kind of speech making is not presidential. it's not dignified. it's not what the presid
wanted to make clear that i was solidly behind him in order to make him president of the united states. >> greta: okay. it's clear that you are supporting the republican nominee. have you thrown your support behind governor romney. what is the reason why you don't support president obama? what is the difference between the two parties, the two candidates as we approach november? >> here again, it's real simple. governor romney gets it right on the big issues. president obama get its wrong on the big issues. governor romney understands what it's going to take to boost this economy to a growth rate that this economy is capable of. no policies of president obam have boosted the economy. we are now at something less than 2%. that's not what our economy is capable of. governor romney get its right on energy independence. he knows and has stated that we can maximize all of our energy resources in this country to become energy independent. everything that president obama does seems to be opposite of that. and then the other thing that governor romney get its right on is he wants to repeal oba
in the arm for the capital markets and for the united states. >>dagen: but people were cautious and we heard from some of them out here in the streets. they were taking a wait-and-see attitude about buying the stock. >> are you excited about facebook going public today or trading? >> no, i will wait to see what happens before i put any intention on it. >> it is everhyped. >> i thought but decided not to. too much hype. i thought it could take a dive. >> what we do know the size of the offering was up by 25 percent this week priced at high range so you did not get a "pop" but you got a whole new crop of millionaires and billionaires. back to you. >>neil: you are right, 1,000 of them. imagine that. great job, dagen. no big pop for facebook but remember, this kept getting ratcheted up ahead of the offering. first they talked about it being offered in the 20's, and then 30's and 34 and then up to $38 a share. so while investor could be disappointed, market watcher says all of this is actually a good thing. explain, ed. >>reporter: well, what we don't want is we want markets to be realistic. and,
was for it personally. he didn't say as president of the united states, personally. he saided that each state should make up its own decision which is a conservative view point states rights and the whole federalism. apparently process wise. >> that was a little twist i thought in the argument. he said one of the reasons he decided to come out hike this is because mitt romney called for a federal constitutional amendment saying at the federal level the constitution should ban gay marriage and he thinks it should be state bistate. as president that is not something that is likely to come to his desk. on the issue of gay marriage he is comfortable with it and think is states over time as the public opinion evolves will evolve with him. >> he won north carolina by half a percentage point last night. this year the democratic convention in north carolina and then you have last night's vote on the gay marriage constitutional amendment to the state constitution. what is the conventional wisdom of what this means for north carolina for this president? >> a couple of democrats felt like, north carolina, or m
. >>> the department of homeland security says 41 percent of illegal immigrants tried to reenter the united states after they had been deported. now u.s. customs and border patrol says it is cutting down that number to try something new. immigration rights advocates say it goes too far. casey ceiling reports from los angeles. >>> after a person is contracted to enter this country illegally they go through a fairly detailed process. their fingerprints, their identity is checked and then they are put into a data base. once officials determine they do not have a criminal background they are often taken into mexico where they started. kierding to u.s. customs and border protection roughly 41 percent of them are caught trying to come back to the united states at a later time. in tucson, arizona one of the busiest border patrol sectors some put immigrants on buses and transport them back to mexico by way of california and texas hundreds of miles away from their original point of entry. the concept is known adds lateral repatriation and the department of homeland security says it takes the recidivism rat
the united states safe for 10 years, even if it's torture, it's probably worth doing. >> sean: in other words, because we save lives. deborah, your brother was the pilot of the american airlines flight that went into the pentagon. >> correct. >> sean: you are one of the family members, you lost a loved one that day. on 9/11. now we are going to talk to mr. rodriguez later. you know, he said that was foremost in his mind and the threat of a second wave, a third wave, something i remember colonel north said that very day on september 11 when i brewed you. what are your thoughts on all of this? >> my brother was an f-4 carrier-based fighter pilot who was waterboarded. he called it p.o.w. school. five of the pilots were exmilitary pilots and four of them might have been waterboarded as well. when i read the so-called torture memos describing the enhanced interrogation program, i wept because this administration gave our play book to the enemy. and i believe that the enhanced interrogation program, not only worked. i know that the holder of justice department thinks it works too because they descr
the slaughter of 3,000 americans and say, the united states and their policies were an accessory to what happened? i have the tape -- i can show the tape. let's roll it. >> i wouldn't say that the united states deserved what happened. but the united states' policies were an accessory to the crime that happened. >> you can say we are an accessory? >> yes. >> how? because we have been accessory to a lot of innocent lives... dying in the world. in fact, in the most direct sense, osama bin laden is made in the usa. >> sean: osama bin laden -- you are blaming us?! with that statement? you are blaming america! for the 3,000 dead americans. >> sean, i regret saying that. you know, we need to -- i offer forgiveness and ask to be forgiven. >> sean: why have you never said that? >> i have. i have said that. >> sean: i have never said that. >> i said that on cnn. i did say that was a devastating thing to say and i am sorry for having said that. >> sean: i appreciate that. >> again, the thing that has caused this is our common enemy, extremism. we have to combat extremism. we can combat it. the fact
to sign a series of treats that will bind the united states hand in foot for decades and get them ratified by the lame duck senate. one of them is coming up for ratification the in june. it's called the lost, united states is obliged to share half of the oil royals up to 200 miles with a new u.n. based sea bed authority. which will distribute the money to 160 nations. >> sean: i read this in the book. why isn't anybody stepping up and say what you say in this book. >> all of these have a fig leaf. oh, freedom of the seas. point that the united states navy does a very good job of guaranteeing that. >> sean: that is our territorial waters? >> in this treaty it provides that the sea bed authority may take action to prevent pollution of the ocean. pollution includes thermal pollution. this authority could ban carbon emissions in the united states so we don't heat up the ocean. by the way, i ought to note the republicans that are going to be leading the fight for this treaty is richard lugar. the reason they are ratifying in june and not today, if he didn't want to have to defend it until the p
back in 2009 when we refused -- when the president of the united states refused to speak up on behalf of the demonstrators in the treats of tehran and gone from one episode to another. here over a year and now talking about possibly vetting some people. look, nearly 10,000 people have died. this is a brutal regime of incredible proportions and by the way, if bashar asaad failed it it would be the greatest flow to iran in the last 25 years because it would cut off hezbollah. et cetera. horrible things are happening in syria. this administration has a federal government feckless foreign policy which abandons foreign policy. i know because i visited with these people that they are willing to help these people and they are already helping them some. it cries out for american leadership. american leadership is not there. >> chris: let me follow up. there is a story on the front page of the new york times that president obama is considering trying to get assad out diplomatically with the help of the russians. how likely do you think that is? >> again, here we are a year later, 10,000 killed
law, the united states is in an armed conflict with al-qaeda, taliban and associated forces. in response to the 9/11 attac attacks. we may use force consistent with the right of national self-defense. >> language former bush administration note is strikingly familiar to republican justifications that candidate obama ripped in 2008. >> represents a 180 in the direction. hypocritical, he continues to criticize those believing in enhanced interrogation but does this which is more intrucetive, i'd say. >> republicans question the timing of the massive leak to "new york times" and whether it was aimed to make the president look more hawkish in an election year. >> why this information and the fact that the people are targeted let out to the press is shocking. fits a pattern of abuse. intelligence and national security information. >> white house officials insist there is nothing inappropriate and notes the president more direct hands-on approach delivered results. notably, taking out usama bin laden. >> president obama made clear from the start to advisors and the world we were g
. as a result each of our nations, the united states included, more secure and we are in a stronger position to advance the security and prosperity and freedom we seek. with that, i will take a couple of questions and i will start with julie pace. >> thank you, mr. president. you have said the united states cannot deal with afghanistan without also talking about pakistan. and yet this is little public discussion at this summit about pakistan's role in ending the war. your talks with the president did you make any presidents in re-opening this discussion and if the larger tension with pakistan cannot be resolved does that put the nato coalition gains in afghanistan at risk? >> my discussion with the president was very brief as we were walking into the summit. and, i emphasized to him what we have emphasized publicly, as well as privately, we think that pakistan has to be part of the solution in afghanistan. that it is in our national interests to see a pakistan that is democratic. that is prosperous and stable the we share a common enemy in extremists that are found not only in afghanistan bu
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